Highlights January 15 to January 21

Posted on January 12, 2024

Monday, January 15th

Watch abundant Alaskan appraisals, like a Paul Revere Jr. silver tablespoon, Harry Karstens's ice axe from his first ascent of Denali, ca. 1913 and a Zacharias Nicholas Haida totem pole, ca. 1890. Find out which one is $100,000 to $125,000. Antiques Roadshow Alaska Native Heritage Center Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.

Celebrate Black History Month anytime with a special hour that spotlights and celebrates Black Americana, including an 1821 U.S. citizenship certificate, a Madam C.J. Walker beauty book, and a visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Antiques Roadshow Celebrating Black Americana at 8:00 pm.

MINIATURES explores the world of tiny objects and the artists that make them, featuring the International Folk Art Market, Leandro Gomez Quintero, Mark Murphy, Alexander Girard, and Gustave Baumann. Craft In America Miniatures at 9:00 pm.

A Ghanaian MIT alum follows four African students at his alma mater as they strive to become agents of change for their home countries Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Over an intimate, nearly decade-long journey, all must decide how much of America to absorb, how much of Africa to hold on to, and how to reconcile teenage ideals with the truths they discover about the world and themselves. POV Brief Tender Light at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 16th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi, two men who grew up without their fathers. With few clues to guide him, Gates introduces them to ancestors they've never known revealing connections to key moments in history. Finding Your Roots Fathers and Sons at 7:00 pm.

Hour one commemorates the centennial of King Tut's tomb opening by exploring the mysteries of his life and burial. Egyptian Archeologist Dr. Yasmine El-Shazly meets with historians and scientists to inspect historical inconsistencies. Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies at 8:00 pm.

Hour two uncovers further mysteries behind King Tut's life and burial.Egyptian Archeologist Dr. Yasmine El-Shazly continues her journey, seeking to answer some of the historical inconsistencies surrounding this great civilization. Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies at 9:00 pm.

Women embraced driving from the start, despite assumptions from early automobile makers that men would be behind the wheel. For them, Route 66 was not just a way of getting from point to point, an opportunity for entrepreneurship, creativity, political activism and independence.From Pueblo women opening up roadside stands in New Mexico to an African American hotelier in Springfield, MO listed in the Green Book,women overcame segregation and gender discrimination to succeed on Route 66. Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road The Origin of Women On Route 66 at 10:00 pm

Wednesday, January 17th

In Taiwan, a Formosan pangolin travels through a land of giants to find a mate in a protected forest, while in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, a family of golden-headed lion tamarins journey from the edge of their world into a land of plenty. Nature Big Little Journeys: Survival at 7:00 pm.
Explore the dramatic story of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope-the most ambitious observatory ever launched-through a series of high-stakes milestones, from its conception to completion. Nova Ultimate Space Telescope at 8:00 pm.

When human bones were found in the basement of Benjamin Franklin's London home, people wondered if he had a dark side. The remains weren't victims of violent acts, however; they were used in an anatomy school that helped shape modern medicine. Secrets of the Dead Ben Franklin’s Bones at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, January 18th

Margaret Atwood is an award-winning author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and nonfiction. She's best known for her novels, including The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale,and The Blind Assassin, which won the Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, The Heart Goes Last, was published in September. Overheard with Evan Smith Margaret Atwood, Award-Winning Author at 7:00 pm.

Chet shops the "World's Largest Flea Market" at Canton's First Monday Trade Days with all the junk and junk food he can handle. He drives through an East Texas safari park, eats an amazing burger, and learns about the town's historic renovations. The Daytripper Canton, TX at 8:00 pm.

Despite Mrs. Corney and Mr. Bumble's attempts to extort money from him, Monks Leeford, the criminally-inclined half-brother of Oliver Twist, gets the upper hand. Oliver Twist at 8:30 pm.

While checking on a sick sheep farmer, the Doc runs into Stewart James, a patient who used to suffer from delusions that he lived with a giant squirrel. Stewart is now starting a survival course business, and he invites Al and PC Penhale to join him in the woods for a test run. But when Stewart begins to behave oddly, Al worries he's having a mental breakdown and must figure out how to get help. Guest starring Ben Miller (Death in Paradise). Doc Martin How Long Has This Been Going On? at 8:59 pm.

When a seven-year-old boy goes missing in the outback, it's a race against time to find him as the RFDS is called to help his injured father. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 9:45 pm.

Friday, January 19th

In MEDICI: THE ART OF POWER, host Dr. Rocky Ruggiero examines the rise to power and legacy of the most famous family of the Renaissance.Not only were the Medici bankers to some of Europe's most important rulers, but they were also great patrons of the arts. Artists such as Donatello, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Michelangelo all developed under and enjoyed Medici largesse. Filmed mainly on location in Florence, Italy, the half-hour documentary explores how the art of the Renaissance became the visual geopolitical language of the Medici family, which was clearly a language of power. Medici: The Art of Power at 7:30 pm.

After building a printing empire in Philadelphia with his wife Deborah, Benjamin Franklin gains worldwide fame from electricity experiments, then spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his family comes apart. Benjamin Franklin Join Or Die (1706-1774) at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, January 20th

Sara introduces three women she has supported over the years, and stocks the Free Fridge at Nixta Taqueria; Edgar and Sara visit their friends at Birdie's and reflect on gentrification in East Austin. Beto and his dad pick up a new trailer he bought for a new business concept and begin building it out; Xose and Anthony host an anniversary party at Discada to celebrate five years in business. Taco Mafia Comunidad at 5:00 pm.

Grammy-winning Robert Glasper and duo DOMi & JD BECK bring next-generation jazz to Austin City Limits. Joined by special guests, Glasper performs songs from his celebrated Black Radio; DOMi & JD BECK perform tunes from their debut Not Tight. Austin City Limits Robert Glasper/Domi and JD Beck at 7:00 pm.

Father Brown discovers there's more drama offstage than on in the latest production by the Kembleford Players. Father Brown The Show Must Go On at 8:00 pm.

Poirot receives a strange letter for assistance from an elderly woman, Miss Amelia Barrowby. The letter intrigues Poirot who has his secretary Miss Felicity Lemon draft a reply saying that he is at the lady's service. Five days later Miss Lemon spots an announcement in the "personal column" of The Morning Post about the death of Miss Barrowby. Agatha Christie's: Poirot How Does Your Garden Grow at 8:46 pm.

Sunday, January 21st

Millions of solar panels are nearing end of life. Today they're going to landfills or interim storage because recycling is expensive and immature. We need to build a recycling system. Dr. Serasu Duran, Assistant Professor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, and Dr. Garvin Heath, Distinguished Member of the Research Staff at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discuss. Energy Switch Solar Panel Recycling at 6:00 pm.

The story of how it all began. It's twelve years earlier and Eliza and The Duke meet for the very first time. Miss Scarlet and the Duke On Masterpiece Origins at 7:00 pm.

Busy and exhausted, James and Helen cannot get any time together. James thinks he found a solution when he hires a new trainee vet, Richard Carmody, but things do not quite work out as he expects. All Creatures Great and Small Right Hand Man at 8:00 pm.

Barbara's life (aka Sophie Straw) changes overnight as the show is a huge hit. Intoxicated by success, she embarks on a romance with co-star Clive. Funny Woman at 9:00 pm.

When Zoe's firing is made public, the other dancers call for a general strike in support. Will the Opera have to cancel the premiere of the new show? The deciding vote will be taken at a general meeting of the entire Opera staff. In the interim, each side wheels and deals,trying to win over as many votes as possible. But Zoe makes a critical mistake, and Flora is offered a golden opportunity. L’Opera at 10:00 pm.